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Multivitamins: Should You Be Taking Them?

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It’s no secret that a healthy immune system means lower chances of falling sick. And sometimes, caught between our hectic lifestyles, on-the-move, low-on-nutrition meals, and the inability (or no desire!) to exercise, it becomes incredibly difficult to stay healthy. However, the medical industry has done us a solid – they’ve created these little things that can give us the boost of wellness, energy and immunity that we so sorely need. Lo and behold, the multivitamin.

What are multivitamins?

Your average multivitamins are dietary supplements that contain a variety of vitamins and minerals usually found in foods and other natural sources. Made from a host of good-for-you supplements, from Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Iron and Potassium to Vitamins A, B complex, C, D and K, these multivitamins are meant to complement your diet and provide you with the essential nutrients you may not be getting in adequate quantities from your daily diet. Since there’s no standard definition for what constitutes a multivitamin, you will find that the nutrients vary depending on the brand and product. And if you’re the kind who likes to mix it up even with your supplements, you can go ahead and take your daily dose in the form of liquid, powder, tablets or even chewable gummies.

How can they help?

Not only do multivitamins make up for nutritional shortfalls in your diet, they are also used to treat vitamin deficiencies caused by pregnancy, illnesses, poor diet, bodily malfunctions and digestive disorders. From helping cure hair fall to aiding digestion, from improving skin texture to increasing stamina, there’s something for everything. Now, while these do work wonders in due time, it’s important to remember that these aren’t magic pills that will instantly and automatically transform you into an uber fit, highly energetic superhero. So, make sure you’re getting enough exercise, eating right and living a healthy lifestyle.

Who needs them?

In today’s day and age, most of us are guilty of eating processed foods which means the nutritional level of these is much lower than ideal. And that’s where multivitamins come into the picture. Those who have digestive issues and health problems, pregnant women who need double the nutrients to fulfill their own and their baby’s needs, older people who often have deficiencies in micronutrients like Calcium and Vitamins, and people who are on intense diets that are based on only certain food groups while eliminating others, can all benefit from a dose of multivitamins.

Our top five multivitamin picks

1. Supp Kitty Party Dietary Supplement For Women

Designed especially for women, this compact kit with user-friendly sachets is packed with 31 vital nutrients that adequately support the active lifestyle of busy, working women. The essential Vitamins and Minerals boost energy, support cell formation and reduce stress and anxiety. What’s more – it’s loaded with Biotin for healthier, shinier, thicker hair, essential Amino Acids for protein synthesis, tissue repair and nutrient absorption, and Vitamins C and E to reduce the signs of aging and rebuild skin cells, tissues, ligaments and blood vessels. Trust us, this is your go-to solution for all your nutritional problems.

2. MuscleXP Biotin Hair, Skin & Nails Complete MultiVitamin - 60 Tablets

If you’re looking for thicker hair, glowing skin and healthy nails, this one’s for you. With powerful Grapeseed Extract, it contains 36 specially combined Vitamins, Minerals, Biotin, Herbs, Amino Acids, Antioxidants and Bionutrient Health Blends. While the Biotin promotes healthy hair growth ensuring each strand is thicker and shinier than before, the Amino Acids support stronger nails that are no longer easily prone to damage.

3. Purna Women's MultiVitamin Strawberry Gummies Dietary Supplement

Made to nourish your bones, heart and body, this delicious gummy is enriched with Vitamin B to boost energy levels, Vitamins D, C, E and A to support bone health, and other essential nutrients that fill the gaps in your diet improving your overall health. They also slow down the appearance of the signs of aging and make it easier for you to maintain a healthy metabolism in your rushed life. TBH, they had us sold at the yummy strawberry flavor.

4. Wellbeing Nutrition Daily Greens Multivitamin (Pack of 2)

Made up of 39 fruits, veggies, healthy greens and herbs like Spinach, Kale, Moringa, and more, over 30 antioxidant-rich superfoods like Blueberry, Coffee Bean and Cinnamon, and wholefood Vitamins, Minerals and Electrolytes like Vitamins C, B complex, D and E, and other Phytonutrients, these organic effervescent tablets are the best, most convenient and most delicious way to get your daily dose of nutrients. Take one a day to boost immunity, increase metabolism, reduce acidity, protect your brain, aid in weight loss and relieve stress. Need we say any more?

5. INLIFE Multivitamins & Minerals For Women 60 Capsules

Busy, hectic life bringing you down? It’s possible you’re missing out on some essential nutrients in your quick on-the-go diet. INLIFE brings you capsules that provide the perfect proportion of Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants for health and immunity. With Vitamins A, C and E, Selenium, and natural extracts of Ginseng, Grape Seed, Cranberry and Shatavari, these multivitamins offer immune support, increased energy, mental alertness, and heart, bone and eye health. Two capsules daily are all you need to go back to living your best life, stress free.

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